Promoting Squeak/Smalltalk

Laurence Rozier laurence.rozier at
Wed Jan 30 05:11:17 UTC 2008

On Jan 29, 2008 5:45 PM, David Zmick <dz0004455 at> wrote:

> I have been wondering how to make smalltalk a more "popular" language,
> because i think it is excellent, and i think it would be good to try to get
> other people to use it, because, i don't notice to many younger programmers,
> like myself, using smalltalk, though, i may be wrong.  One of the first
> thing i would think of to promote smalltalk would be writing programs in
> smalltalk instead of just making smalltalk better,
I believe we can have both, that eliminating the current imbalance would
help all

i am not trying to discourage improvement on smalltalk, but if all you are
> developing is a language for people to continue to develop a language in, it
> seems like a waste of time.  The only program I know about, as in big, large
> scale programs, written in smalltalk is PetroVR, i may be wrong there to,
> but i see smalltalk as an excellent development environment and language,
> but, nothing big is written in it, and it will never grow if the community
> is focused entirely on making smalltalk better.  I might be completely
> wrong, but that is what i have seen, but, i have only really payed attention
> for a couple of months, and i think it would be good to see some growth in
> smalltalk's popularity. :)
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